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France

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Subject Source: Local sources

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"Assignment to Catastrophe": source material, 1937 - 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/18
Scope and Contents Documents relating to events in France, including: note by Major-General Harold Redman, former member of the War Cabinet Secretariat, on the Paris Secretariat in 1939-40; letters from Armando da Gama Ochoa, from the Portuguese Legation in Paris, to Arnold Inman, on the situation in Paris and reasons for the fall of France (1937-41); press cartoons; information from Maurice Dejean on German sympathisers in the cabinet of Paul Reynaud [Prime Minister of France]; press cuttings with letters...
Dates: 1937 - 1952
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"Assignment to Catastrophe": source material, 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/19
Scope and Contents

Documents relating to the visit to the Maginot Line in France by Winston Churchill with ELS, including correspondence between Churchill, General Alphonse Georges, General Maurice Gamelin and ELS.

Dates: 1939
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"Assignment to Catastrophe": source material, 1939 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/20
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Winston Churchill on subjects including: ELS’s liaison role; the French view that defeat was inevitable; Churchill’s own memoirs and the accuracy of Charles de Gaulle’s account of events as a source.

Dates: 1939 - 1948
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"Assignment to Catastrophe": source material, 1939 - 1952-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/21
Scope and Contents

Rough notes on "The Opposition", mainly comparisons between the French and German forces.

Dates: 1939 - 1952-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Unknown

Budget Statement, 26 Apr 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/75A/42-95
Scope and Contents

Speaking notes for WSC's Budget statement (26 April), on the inland revenue, debt, expenditure, Fighting Services, the return to the Gold Standard, silk duty, the McKenna Duties, Imperial Preference, betting duty, the Road Fund and the French war debt.Typescript laid out in "psalm style" with manuscript annotations in red and black ink by WSC.

Dates: 26 Apr 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 Unknown

Budget Statement, 26 Apr 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/75B/96
Scope and Contents

Print of WSC's Budget statement on the inland revenue, debt, expenditure, Fighting Services, the return to the Gold Standard, silk duty, the McKenna Duties, Imperial Preference, betting duty, the Road Fund and the French war debt.

Dates: 26 Apr 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Cabinet Papers on naval and general First World War subjects, 1910-10 - 1915-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCKN 4/7
Scope and Contents Includes: memorandum by the First Lord of the Admiralty [Winston Churchill] on the formation of a naval War Staff; diary of a visit to Berlin by 1st Lord Haldane [Secretary of State for War] and his discussions with the German Chancellor [Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg], Kaiser Wilhelm II, Grand-Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz [Head of the German Admiralty] and with J Cambon [? French Ambassador to Germany] on the balance of power in Europe, the increase in the British and German fleets,...
Dates: 1910-10 - 1915-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"Caen [France] is liberated", 1944-07-22

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Photo 1/209
Scope and Contents

Photo shows WSC standing in the back of an army jeep (wearing an overcoat and peaked cap with a cigar in his mouth) in conversation with General Bernard Montgomery (wearing a beret and facing away from the camera). In the background are the ruins of Caen plus many army vehicles and military personnel.

Dates: 1944-07-22
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Digital copies are available, to protect the fragile original.
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Col. Bertram Romilly: Letters from Sudan and France

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9656
Scope and Contents

Letters written to Romilly's father describing his military experiences.

Dates: 1912-1915
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Collaboration with the French, 1963-08 - 1963-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/6/17
Scope and Contents

Papers and correspondence for a meeting called by the Prime Minister [Maurice Harold Macmillan, later 1st Lord Stockton] for 28 Nov, mainly relating to orders for strike/reconnaissance aircraft, including minutes by: [George] Peter Thorneycroft, Minister of Defence; Alexander Douglas-Home, Foreign Secretary [earlier 14th Lord Home, later Lord Home of the Hirsel]; R A Butler [Foreign Secretary]; JA.

Dates: 1963-08 - 1963-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed.
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Commentary on the Kingdom of France

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4439
Scope and Contents

Monsignor de Terracina, 'Commentarii dell' attioni del regno di Francia'; Michele Soriano, 'Commentarii del regno di Francia'; and other pieces, 409 folios.

Dates: 1650 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Conservative Party: Anglo-French conference, 1980-04 - 1980-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SOAM 1/20
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, delegate lists, programmes etc for the conference in Bordeaux, Sept 1980, with correspondents including Lord Thomson of Monifieth, Chairman of the British Section of the Franco British Council.

Dates: 1980-04 - 1980-09
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Copy of an unpublished memoir, 1865-1926, 1926 - 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CAVN 1/1
Scope and Contents

Comprising: Home, Clevedon, Eton; Sandhurst and Examinations; The Grenadier Guards; Racing: a Story of the Inevitable; Ireland; Canada; South African War 1900-1902; Tennis, Hunting, Stalking, Golf, Fishing and Shooting; The First German War: France and Belgium; Italy; Some Notes on the Battle of Vittorio Veneto and After; From Aldershot to Washington; and War Office 1922-26.
With correspondence with Field Marshal Sir William Robertson, 1925 (2).

Dates: 1926 - 1946
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Correspondence and memoranda, 1940-05 - 1955-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/3/8
Scope and Contents Includes: copies of letter and memoranda from LSA to Winston Churchill, Prime Minister on making use of refugees, particularly as intelligence agents and on Scotland as a target for invasion; articles on Churchill and the leadership of the Conservative Party; memorandum by Churchill on the importance of Government ministers and officials maintaining morale; notes for LSA's memoirs; memoranda and declarations on Anglo-French unity by Sir [James] Arthur Salter, LSA and Sir Robert Vansittart...
Dates: 1940-05 - 1955-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Correspondence and source material for book on the origins of the Free French, 1941 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/32
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: James Thomas, First Lord of the Admiralty [later 1st Lord Cilcennin] on using papers [on the British attack on the French Navy in 1940]; Sir Norman Brook [Secretary to the Cabinet, later 1st Lord Normanbrook] on using the papers of the War Cabinet Committee on the Resistance; John Colville, Joint Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister. Source material includes: telegrams on action to be taken against hostile French ships; correspondence on liaison...
Dates: 1941 - 1955
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Correspondence on France: Charles de Gaulle, 1940-06 - 1941-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 1/134
Scope and Contents

Includes: broadcast by de Gaulle [Chief of Free French] on the BBC, with copies of telegrams, biographical notes on de Gaulle by ELS and letters from de Gaulle to ELS; correspondence on the British Military Mission to de Gaulle and on Mary, Lady Spears's appeal; papers on Winston Churchill's agreement with de Gaulle, directives, correspondence and memoranda.

Dates: 1940-06 - 1941-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Correspondence on France: the French infantry and navy, 1939 - 1940-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 1/135
Scope and Contents

Includes a memorandum on the infantry and papers and correspondence on the navy.

Dates: 1939 - 1940-09
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Correspondence on French observatories, 1955 - 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/461
Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding French observatories, including the Paris Observatory and Meudon Observatory. There is also a paper by A. Danjon, in French, on 'The Analysis of Inequalities in the Rotation of the Earth'.

Dates: 1955 - 1962
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Sub-Series

Correspondence on geodesy, 1862 - 1868

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/423
Scope and Contents Correspondence on geodesy with related papers. The correspondents include H. James, W. De La Rue, C. Pritchard, B.A. Gould, O. Struve, F.A.T. Winnecke, C.F. Varley, W.G. Armstrong, J.T. Chance, W. Smyth, A.R. Clarke, R.L.J. Ellery, J.J.V. Littrow, A. d'Abbadie and C.V. Walker. There is material concerning experiments to find the Earth's density; a paper on a geological survey of Britain; drawings of two portable transit instruments and a zenith sector; departmental orders for a...
Dates: 1862 - 1868
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence, telegrams and papers on France, 1940-07 - 1941-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 1/136
Scope and Contents

Subjects include: Dakar [Senegal]; the Vansittart Committee; French armament; BBC broadcasts by the French; Operation Menace [Anglo-Free French mission to Dakar]; Gold; the military mission to Duala [Cameroon]; policy towards the Vichy administration; Operation Marie.

Dates: 1940-07 - 1941-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Correspondence, telegrams and papers on France, 1940 - 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 1/137
Scope and Contents

Personal correspondence and general files.

Dates: 1940 - 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Correspondence with Charles de Gaulle, 1956-01 - 1962-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW V 1/15
Scope and Contents

Correspondence between Churchill and de Gaulle, President of France, on subjects including messages of goodwill, including Churchill's congratulations on de Gaulle's election, a referendum on independence for Algeria and de Gaulle's survival of an assassination attempt, and various gifts of books and photographs.

Dates: 1956-01 - 1962-08
Conditions Governing Access: Closed for review.
 Sub-Series

Dame Edith Lyttelton née Balfour: writings, 1884 - 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAN I/6/1-12
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Political and personal correspondence and other papers.

CHAN 1, contains mainly papers of Hon Alfred Lyttelton and Dame Edith Lyttelton, with a smaller quantity of material of Oliver Lyttelton
CHAN II, consist mainly of papers of Oliver Lyttelton, with a smaller quantity of papers of Alfred and Edith Lyttelton


Dates: 1884 - 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

David Binnie: World tour diaries and photographs

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8558-8560
Dates: 1873-1874
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Diary, 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ACAD 1/9
Scope and Contents Diary. Subjects covered include: relationships within the Foreign Office and diplomatic service, including with Samuel Hore-Belisha and The Viscount Halifax; the work load at the Foreign Office and Cadogan's increasing strain; the crisis with the ice-free harbour at Narvik in Norway in April 1940; the intrigue surrounding a new prime minister and the invasion of Holland and Belgium in May 1940 as well as the general progress of war and the consequences of the fall of France in the summer of...
Dates: 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

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